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Friday, July 16, 2004

BLACKLISTING OF ANTI-GAY B AND B MAY BE FOUGHT AT HOLYROOD
IAIN RAMAGE


A Highlander's ban on gay couples sharing a bed at his B &B could get backing in the Scottish Parliament.

An MSP from outwith the area has intervened because Tom Forrest was blacklisted by tourism chiefs at VisitScotland.

South of Scotland Tory MSP Phil Gallie has written to Visit-Scotland to voice his anger.

He says in his letter to Visit-Scotland chairman, Peter Lederer: "While well outside of my area of remit, I find that this decision cuts across freedoms of thought and mind that many paid the price so dearly for, this recently brought to mind with the D-Day Landing commemorations."



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Police arrest third suspect in beating of Seattle gay man
By HECTOR CASTRO
SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTER


A third suspect in the attack on a Seattle man outside a gay bar last month turned himself in to Bellingham police late Wednesday.

With the arrest of the 17-year- old, police now have in custody all three men suspected of a violent assault that alarmed the Seattle gay community, prompting a rally and calls for renewed vigilance against such attacks.

The victim, Micah Painter, spoke with reporters yesterday at the offices of the Seattle Gay News on Capitol Hill, saying that he was pleased but shaken when he saw reports of the first arrests in the case.

Seattle police, working with the U.S. Marshals Service, arrested the two other suspects in the case on Tuesday.


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